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Transformations of asymmetric dimethylhydrazine in soils


High-performance liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry were used to find that the decomposition of asymmetric dimethylhydrazine (I) in soils occurred with the formation of dimethylamine, formaldehyde dimethylhydrazone, methylhydrazine, trimethylhydrazine, N-nitrosodimethylamine, 1-methyl-1,2,4-triazole, formic acid dimethylhydrazide, 1,5,5-trimethylformazane, 1-methyl-1,6-dihydro-1,2,4,5-tetrazine, N,N-dimethylaminoguanidine, and several other products. High-reliability structure identification was achieved using independent methods, including gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, 1H and 13C NMR, and UV spectroscopy, and by measuring retention times and spectral characteristics after the counter-synthesis of the suggested structures. The products of the decomposition of I potentially capable of forming initial I and characterized by high migration mobility in soils were identified.

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Original Russian Text © I.A. Rodin, D.N. Moskvin, A.D. Smolenkov, O.A. Shpigun, 2008, published in Zhurnal Fizicheskoi Khimii, 2008, Vol. 82, No. 6, pp. 1039–1044.

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Rodin, I.A., Moskvin, D.N., Smolenkov, A.D. et al. Transformations of asymmetric dimethylhydrazine in soils. Russ. J. Phys. Chem. 82, 911–915 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1134/S003602440806006X

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  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography
  • Tetrazine
  • Mass Spectrometry Measurement
  • Methylhydrazine